January 9, 2012
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Luis Sánchez and family
Over the last 15 years, Luis Antonio Sánchez has dedicated himself to building a movement for educational and economic justice in Los Angeles. Mr. Sánchez is firmly grounded in the belief that education is the great equalizer in our society and that every child deserves a quality education and the resources to succeed.

Luis Antonio Sánchez currently serves as a Senior Fellow for the Movement Strategy Center and Senior Advisor to LAUSD School Board President Mónica García. As a Senior Fellow for Movement Strategy Center, he works on projects focused on Boys and Men of Color and the Building Healthy Communities Statewide Youth Engagement Initiative with the California Endowment. As Senior Advisor and former Chief-of-Staff for LAUSD School Board President Mónica García, Mr. Sánchez successfully championed school reform models that offer students smaller, more personalized settings, and give school sites the autonomy they need to prepare all students for college and careers.

As the former Vice President of the Los Angeles Recreation and Park Commission, Mr. Sánchez worked with the Mayor’s office to launch Summer Night Lights (SNL). SNL is a violence prevention initiative that keeps parks open after dark by offering recreational activities, mentoring and counseling programs, meals and other services at parks and public housing complexes. As the founder and former Executive Director of InnerCity Struggle (ICS), an organization that works to improve education and the quality of life in East Los Angeles, he organized youth, parents, and community leaders to lead campaigns for safe and healthy neighborhoods, construction of new schools, hiring of more counselors in local high schools, securing better support systems for students and ensuring college access for all students in East Los Angeles.

Mr. Sánchez is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in English and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Cal State Northridge. He resides in the El Sereno section of Los Angeles with his spouse and two children.

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